Former Sabre swimmer saves three lives

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Very few people get a chance to save the life of another human being, but Marena Kouba, a 2017 Sartell High School graduate, saved not just one life but three all at once. It happened Sunday, July 19, while she and her boyfriend, Dayton Nash of St. Cloud, were visiting Presque Isle in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Council to revisit finance plan for athletic complex

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A conduit financing plan for the proposed Scheels Athletic Complex will be revisited by the Sartell City Council this month. City Administrator Anna Gruber said a public hearing on that issue will take place at an upcoming city-council meeting, to be announced soon. At its July 13 meeting, the council – despite some vigorous opposition from

Cultural connections: Embracing cultural differences

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Tani waa kuu muhiim adiga.  Fadlan aqri. Ogeysiis!  Importante para Usted, por favor léalo. Please read! Announcements brought to you by Cultural Bridges of St. Joseph, a committee of Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization. We are dedicated to ease your transition into our community. ••• by Juliana Howard In his book, ​”Africans and Americans: Embracing Cultural Differences​,” Joseph Mbele gives a glimpse of

Walz visits Sartell to highlight mask distribution

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Gov. Tim Walz visited the Central Minnesota Council on Aging in Sartell on Aug. 4 to highlight the availability of nearly 400,000 masks for Minnesotans including older adults. The council has about 7,500 masks to distribute in coordination with Catholic Charities and 16 other partner agencies. Some masks will be distributed with meal deliveries or seniors

St. Cloud schools to begin year with hybrid plan

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com St. Cloud school district schools will begin the year in a hybrid learning model, Superintendent Will Jett announced at the school board’s Aug. 5 meeting. The hybrid plan is one of three scenarios that school districts planned for at the direction of the Department of Education. Based on grade level, students will be assigned to attend

School reopening vote will be Aug. 17

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Students and parents in the Sartell-St. Stephen school district will learn on Aug. 17 how schools will operate when classes begin Sept. 8. The decision will come three weeks before school starts. School board members heard on Aug. 5 detailed plans for the three learning options directed by the state earlier this summer. Schools were directed

Council approves police sergeant, public works supervisor

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph City Council approved supervision positions in two departments to increase accountability, transparency and leadership. During a work session July 27, Police Chief Dwight Pfannenstein told council members he wants to add a second sergeant to his department and Public Works Director Terry Thene proposed a supervisor. The council approved the two positions at